A couple of months ago, October to be exact, the USDAA Cynosport World Agility Championships were held in Morgan Hill, CA. I thought I would share some of my favorite pics I took while I visited this awesome event.
What I loved about this was not only the fact that there were dogs of all sizes competing, but there were dogs from all over the world. I was there for only a couple of hours, but I saw teams from Canada, Mexico & Japan!
This event was very dog friendly, as a lot of spectators in the stands were dogs too! But if you had brought your pooch along you were also able to learn about the new sport of barn hunting, where your dog sniffs out rats in containers. There was also the opportunity for your dog to try out the dock jumping pool with Splash Dogs!
Riley and I had a ton of fun on the lure course which was set up by Course-a-Lure, you can check out her pics HERE. The money charged to run the course was all for “Lure-For-the-Cure” presented by the National Canine Cancer Foundation (NCCF)
I can tell you this event was so much fun to watch and if you want to attend next year, it just might be in your neck of the woods. The 2015 Cynosport World Games will take place at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, TN, October 21-25, 2015. Though Riley is not ready yet, we hope someday to make it to this level in agility and compete!
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Cathy Armato says
Great photos! I love agility!
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Great action shots of the dogs,,,and Riley looks like a natural. Good luck with your training !
I have a friend who just competed at Cynosport! I am only just starting to compete in USDAA competitions with my Wynston but maybe one day we’ll make it to cynosport 😉
Tzu Mom says
I’m hoping so too… but probably not with Riley, I’m thinking of my next Shih Tzu who will be named Kevin. He is a twinkle in his daddy’s eye right now, but I’m hoping he’ll come to me sometime next year 🙂
Ooh! I wanna go barn hunting! *wags* – Gilligan from WagsAhoy.com
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Tzu Mom says
i think barn hunting is in your nature!! Riley wasn’t interested in the rat 🙁
Barbara Rivers says
I love seeing active dogs in action!!
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Earl Lover says
Wooooo! Agility!! GO!!! Yes, we adore the sport :-))
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dawn rae says
What a wonderful set of photos. I have always wanted to attend a large dog show or agility event and haven’t had the opportunity. I enjoyed these photos very much.
Talent Hounds says
They all look so happy.
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Cool! Nice photos 🙂
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Two French Bulldogs says
We really enjoy watching those events
Lily & Edward
I don’t do USDAA agility, just AKC as it is much more convenient to get to in my area. We made it to the AKC Nationals in 2014. Didn’t do so well, but the victory was in getting there! Lots of my friends attended the USDAA Cynosport World Agility Championships, a couple even made the podium.
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My mom loves watching dog sports like this.
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Golden Woofs: Sugar says
PAWsome shots. Small dogs are fun to watch as they are quick. Golden Woofs
Ah, dogs doing what they love. Excellent action shots at a very fun sporting event. Thanks for sharing! I do hope to see shots of Riley running at one in the future.
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There may be many different breeds/types of dogs, and many different “nationalities” of dogs – but there is one constant similarity – the big smiles and expressions of pure joy on every dog’s face!
And your action shots are excellent!
Tzu Mom says
Linda you are so right! The smiles on the dogs as they run is wonderful! #purejoy